Halliburton opens three new remote operations command and control centers
HOUSTON -- In an initiative designed to help operators further optimize completions and reduce health, safety, and environment (HSE) exposure, Halliburton recently opened additional remote operations command and control (ROCC) centers serving operations in North Dakota, the Mid- Continent region, and the south Texas southeast Texas/Louisiana areas. These new centers join the facility already serving operations in Wyoming.
The rigorous pace and resources required for fracturing operations, especially shale fracturing, can intensify operating conditions while Halliburton’s expectation for superior service quality and HSE performance continues to grow. Halliburton’s new ROCC centers are designed to help meet these challenges in several ways.
• Support real-time decision-making. The ROCC centers smoothly integrate multiple data sources to support decision-making based on immediate well and treatment conditions, including the monitoring and coordination of multiple services.
• Enhance technical oversight. Remote monitoring and control improves collaboration of operator and service company experts to obtain the best results possible.
• Reduce HSE exposure. Remote control helps reduce the number of personnel traveling and the number of personnel required at the wellsite.
• Promote knowledge transfer. Personnel new to the industry or to a particular area can quickly learn the best practices for completions in the region. Operations in emerging plays can leverage expertise and experience in more established reservoirs.
• Drive excellence in service quality. Experts monitoring every aspect of the treatment help to reduce nonproductive time (NPT).